President Joe Biden’s son Hunter was indicted on nine charges stemming from alleged tax evasion. The First Son is facing his second major federal case after having been indicted on felony firearms charges earlier this year.
According to special counsel David Weiss, Hunter Biden avoided paying more than $1 million in taxes. Hunter Biden faces nine charges, including three federal felonies. This includes one count of alleged tax evasion and two counts of filing a false return, one for his personal and one for his company return.
“The Defendant engaged in a four-year scheme to not pay at least $1.4 million in self-assessed federal taxes he owed for tax years 2016 through 2019,” Weiss announced this week.
The special counsel wrote that the younger Biden “subverted the payroll and tax withholding process of his own company, Owasco, PC by withdrawing millions from Owasco, PC” and “spent millions of dollars on an extravagant lifestyle rather than paying his tax bills.”
The indictment accuses Hunter Biden of spending money on “drugs, escorts and girlfriends, luxury hotels and rental properties, exotic cars, clothing and other items of a personal nature, in short, everything but his taxes.”
The president’s son allegedly spent nearly $200,000 for adult entertainment, including one expense he termed a “golf club membership.” He also allegedly reported deductions for individuals he was romantically involved with or were personal associates.
According to IRS whistleblowers, Weiss sought charges against Hunter Biden but was impeded by two Department of Justice Officials.
Earlier this year, Weiss’ office offered the president’s son a plea deal that would likely have prevented him from serving jail time. However, following a disagreement from the judge and from Hunter Biden’s legal team, the plea offer fell apart.
As @AndrewCMcCarthy points out, the Hunter charges — these flagrant acts of massive tax fraud to hide an utterly depraved lifestyle while dodging child-support — were THE EXACT SAME ONES that DOJ was willing to let Hunter plead out on several months ago. https://t.co/RlJ4GIrxHd
— Jeff Blehar is *BOX OFFICE POISON* (@EsotericCD) December 8, 2023
Hunter Biden’s case will be presided over by Judge Mark Scarsi, who was appointed by former President Donald Trump.
The younger Biden faces up to 17 years in prison for the tax charges, as well as up to 25 years in prison in the federal firearms case.